Monday, 3 September 2018

Beauty with the Clarity Three Way Overlay Stamps

Morning Friends and Crafters, I do hope you are enjoying the ongoing Celebrations for 25 Years of Clarity. Today there is still the fabulous One Day Special with Paul & Linda at 9 am, 1 pm and the Final Call at 5 pm. Today I am sharing a card along with a full tutorial of one of the samples I made for the show.

You will need:
Clarity Three Way Overlay Townhouse Stamp Set.
Stamping Card
Black Card
White Card Base
Word Chain Stamps
Indigo Blu Town House Teal Acrylic Paint
Indigo Blu Pantry White Acrylic Paint
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Tango Acrylic Paint
Black Fine Liner
Versamark Black Ink
Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide

Step 1: Create a textured background using the acrylic paint selection, Add each layer separately, leave to dry and add more layers until you are happy with the texture, depth and effect. This will give you lots of texture and interest.

Step 2: Stamp your outline stamp, using Black Versafine ink.

Step 3: Add the positive layer stamp, using Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide, layer this until you are happy with the depth of colour.

Step 4: Trim to size and mount onto a black mat.

Step 5: Create a background piece in the same way as before, here i have used an A4 piece, which will give me some for a future project.

Step 6: Trim to size, Use a fine liner pen to add a frame around the piece. Mount onto a black base before adding to your base card.

Step 7: Use 'Beauty' from the Clarity Word Chain Stamps, stamp with the black ink onto a matching piece of background.

Step 8: Using the fine liner and ruler, create a frame around this also. Mount this onto black card.

Step 9: To finish your card, add the topper you have created and add the sentiment to your project.

Here is the finished piece:

Thank you ever so much for joining me today, I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial along with thee finished card I have shared with you. Enjoy the last day of the Clarity Celebrations with Paul and Linda and here's to another 25 plus years. For now Take care and Happy


  1. Thank you for a very good tutorial. So pleased to get a good detailed explanation of how the end result is achieved. Thank you so much - I hope others follow suit.

    1. You are more than welcome Nanny, It's a pleasure and I hope it helps a little at least. I like to write a tutorial for as many of the cards I make as possible in case someone wants to know. Thank you ever so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Take care and Happy Crafting.xx

  2. A lovely card. Nick and thank you for the brilliant tutorial.

    1. Thank you, I am glad you like it. You're more than welcome, I hope you enjoyed it.xx

  3. A lovely card and as ever a great tutitutoon how to make it.
    Thank you for sharing Nicola x

    1. So glad you like the 'How To' and very happy you like the card. Thank you ever so much.xx